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September 01, 2001

NMU defeats USI in season opener, 2-1

Northern Michigan University (3-0-0) 2, @University of Southern Indiana (0-1-0) 1

The University of Southern Indiana womenís soccer team fell in the season opener, 2-1, to Northern Michigan University at Strassweg Field Saturday afternoon. USI falls to 0-1-0, while NMU goes to 3-0-0 this year.

NMU scored early and went into halftime with a 1-0 on an unassisted goal by sophomore forward Carolyn Kunas at 8:09.

The Screaming Eagles struck back four minutes into the second half, at 49:45, on a goal by sophomore midfielder Darlene Dippel (Evansville, Indiana) to tie the score 1-1. Dippel scored off assist from senior forward Kristin Light (St. Louis, Missouri), who crossed the ball in from the right side of the north goal.

NMU came back with the game winner three minutes later at 52:46 on a goal by sophomore forward April Giescke off a pass from Kunas.

The Eagles will try to get back on track Monday, September 3, when they play Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in a 1 p.m. match. Following Mondayís action, USI will return to Strassweg Field to play Brescia University in a menís and womenís doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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